Ryan Giggs says NO GOLF to Gareth Bale ahead of Euro 2020 campaign

Wales wants Bale to focus solely on his football ahead of Euro 2020 next summer. 

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Mon, 2 Dec 2019
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Wales boss and former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has told Gareth Bale that he wants him to concentrate solely on his golf when their Euro 2020 campaign swings around next summer. 

Bale recently hit the headlines off the pitch when claiming he prefers a round of golf to playing for his club side Real Madrid. 

The Welsh winger was seen dancing in front of a Welsh flag with the words: 'Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order.'

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But Giggs, who last month saw his side qualify for Euro 2020, has warned his entire squad that he wants them all to be concentrating on their football and nothing else ahead of their matches in Group A against Italy, Switzerland and Turkey. 

"Ryan is clear to make sure that while in camp our focus should just be on the football," said Welsh FA chief executive Jonathan Ford. 

"You can't be in a situation where you have players risking their health and fitness by playing golf. I appreciate some players look at it differently.

"You can't train all day so there has to be some entertainment for the guys, but you have to be careful."

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Bale is one of a number of Welsh players who enjoy a round of golf, including Juventus star and former Arsenal FC player Aaron Ramsey. 

Giggs himself is also a golf fan having played in the BMW PGA Pro-Am and other Pro-Am tournaments before. 

The Welsh boss has previously banned Bale from golfing when at the China Cup last year, and it would appear he is intent on doing the same ahead of Euro 2020. 

Wales will face Switzerland on June 13 before going on to face Turkey four days later, with Italy up last on June 21. 

 

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